Musa Datijo Muhammad’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian Jurist
Is Jurist
From Nigeria
Type Law
Gender male
Birth 27 October 1953, Chanchaga, Niger State, Nigeria
Age 67 years
Star sign Scorpio
University of Warwick
Ahmadu Bello University
Bayero University Kano

Musa Datijo Muhammad OFR (born 27 October 1953) is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Early life

Justice Musa Datijo was born on 27 October 1953 at Chanchaga, a local government area in Minna, the capital of Niger State, North-Central Nigeria.
He attended Authority Primary School, Minna and Sardauna memorial secondary school where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1971.
He attended Bayero University in Kano State Northern Nigeria for a pre-degree Certificate before he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a Bachelor of Law degree in 1976.
He later received a master’s degree in law from University of Warwick in 1983.

Law career

In July 2012, he was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice.
He presided over the ruling of the Supreme Court that affirmed Gbenga Kaka as the Senator elect of Ogun East Senatorial District in the 2 April 2011 senatorial election.


  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Nigerian Body of Benchers

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